New England News

WAMC New England News
4:12 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Unemployment and Optimism, Up in Berkshire County

Berkshire County – Berkshire County's unemployment rate hit a 15 year high after December's numbers came in. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that there are still positive signs in spite of the 8.8 percent unemployment rate .

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Broadband Application Rejected by Fed

Massachusetts – The ongoing process of delivering high-speed internet to Western Massachusetts took a blow this week, as a 100 million dollar application to the federal government was rejected. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
4:35 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Berkshire Community College Ready To Go Solar

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Community College is looking to install over 1800 solar panels this year, making it the largest solar array on any college campus in Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the details

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WAMC New England News
10:16 am
Wed January 27, 2010

MCLA and BCC Collaborate on BioTech

Pittsfield, MA – A new agreement struck between Berkshire county's two public higher education institutions, will allow a seamless transfer for biotech students to roll from community college into a 4 year program. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
3:25 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Jacob's Pillow Rolls Out 2010

Becket, MA – The Jacob's Pillow Dance Company, in Becket, Massachusetts, has announced the lineup for their 78th season, which includes international dance companies, and over 200 free offerings. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz sat down with the Pillow's Executive Director Ella Baff to discuss the upcoming festival


The Jacob's Pillow Dance Companyand the 2010 season

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WAMC New England News
11:09 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Berkshire Catholics: Cope Today, Hope Tomorrow

Berkshire County – Sex scandals, decreasing attendance and church closings; these are the issues facing the Catholic Community through out the nation, and in Berkshire County. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has spent the last 4 weeks exploring how Catholics in his region are coping with these challenges, and how they plan to move forward

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WAMC New England News
3:11 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Run Away Dog Finds New Home In Fire Dept

Springfield, MA – A puppy who frequently ran away from home and wound up in a shelter has been adopted by the fire department in Springfield Massachusetts.. After some training, the dog will be used to help teach fire safety to children....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:02 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Solar Power Bundle Makes Clean Energy More Affordable

Berkshire County – A solar project in the Berkshires has allowed 5 organizations to benefit from renewable energy, and none of them had to purchase the equipment. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explains that a new financing structure could be the blueprint for the future

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WAMC New England News
11:29 am
Fri January 22, 2010

State of Commonwealth, Positive Mesage, Short on Details

Boston – Governor Deval Patrick's State of the Commonwealth has opponents saying he's glossing over the negative details, while supporters remain in his corner, and look forward to this year's campaign. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on reactions to last night's address

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WAMC New England News
1:57 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Albany Gang Guru in Pittsfield

Ron \"Cook\" Barrett talks gangs to kids at Herberg Middle School

Pittsfield, MA – The Pittsfield Police Department has invited one of Albany's most successful gang prevention specialists to speak at the local middle schools. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended a "Ron Barrett" presentation Thursday


New York State Gang Prevention with Ron "Cook" Barrett

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